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[Theme] DarkHorse Rises v2.0 - Orig - CleanRom (6.2) (Updated: 04/03/2013)

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By Gunthermic, Retired Forum Moderator on 15th January 2013, 10:31 PM
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DarkHorse Rises..... The continuing Saga returns..

Yes DarkHorse is alive and well, after pulling it to revamp and reboot...weare about done. The Theme is the work of Average Joes Team. We beleive in sharing how we theme and exchange of information.We however don't beleive in kanging or taken credit for others people work.Android is built upon sharing and making our phones better, but also upon creativity... Our work is our work, if you see something please feel free to ask and give proper credit. (if you don't understand see Rule#12)

Jonthanphx1 and myself (gunthermic)have put numerous hours into this labor of love. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do..

What's Themed:
1. Framework
2. Tw-framework
3. SystemUI
4. SMS/MMS (Samsung Version)
5. Phone
6. Contacts
7. Settings
8. Music Player
9. KeyBoard
10. Browser
11. Launcher 5x6 ONLY!!!!
12. Gallery
13. Launcher (Stock-Different download)
14. Nova
15. Calendar (Samsung Version)
16. Boot Animation
17. Calculator
18. DownLoad Provider
19. Email (Themed both in White and Inverted) To change edit features.xml

Special Stuff:
  • 100% Alpha Status Bar
  • Notification Animations
  • Special memory used
  • Incoming call rings recolorized
  • Center Clock in Status bar
  • Remove am/pm in status bar
  • Change Weekday in Dropdown to Short Day (Wed, Fri etc)
  • AOSP Lockscreen Must Disable Ripple Effect.. Otherwise you could bootloop or crash!!!!

What's Inverted:
1. Gtalk(4.1.2!!) 4.2 Talk may cause FC's.. not included
2. Google Play(Market) Phonesky version only
3. GMail
4. Google Now
5. Calendar (Complete inversion, first of its kind done by myself and strongsteve!!

ChangeLog:(Updated - 03/29/13)
Guide - [+] Add [/] Change [-] Subtract/Removed

01/18/13 (Initial Release)

v1.1 (02/04)
[/] Talk
[/] GMail
[/] Email (Themed both in White and Inverted - change features.xml to switch)
[+] Nova
[+] DarkHorse Rises Boot Animation
[/] Talk 4.1.2 /w Video Call working, Special Coloring for incoming chats!! A Average Joes only!!
[+] Calculator
[+] Download Provider
[/] Framework, SystemUI, Contacts, Launcher, Phone
[+] AOSPLockscreen/ClockMod 2.0 - Remove clock, left,right clock,remove am/pm...

v1.2 (02/23)
[+] Battery Mod to allow selection of 20 different batteries on the fly (Thanx to Didact74)
[+] DropBox Inverted based off B-Boy's! Thanx B-Boy!!
[+] Inverted Calendar Widget first of it's Kind brought to you from Average Joes!!
[/] Framework, SystemU, SettingsI
[/] Music Player
[/] Redesign of Lidroid Toggles..
[/] Email updated with notification left out last update

v1.2 (02/24)
[/] Patch Only. Fixes Volume settings FC's
[/] Added back Bootanimation that was left out of full 1.2 theme

v1.3 (03/20) Final 5.6 Update
[/] Updated Settings to remove extra battery settings
[+] Pattern Lock Themed
[/] Fixed some battery charging animations
[/] Nova Launcher updated
[/] GMail updated to 4.3
[+] Themed Soft Keys if using soft keys mod(see mods post #3)
[+] Themed stock video player
[+] Torch on Lockscreen (see mods post #3)
[/] Themed ASOP Lockscreen

v1.3.1 (03/22)
[+] Added back Boot Animation
[/] Fixed Libs missing for Google Now

v2.0 (04/03)
[+] Release for Clean ROM 6.2
[+] Added Mod for Call/Message Blocking - thanx Andybones!!
[/] Gmail updated to 4.3.1
[+] Themed Camera
[+] Note II Keyboard with swipe Themed
[/] MMS images added
[/] Phone images changed/added
[/] Settings with "ROM Control"
[+] ASOP vibration mod - thanx Didact!!!
[/] SystemUI changed/modified
[/] Framework updated images
[/] Task Manager

Known Bugs:(Updated - 01/18/13)
1. None others at this time

To Do:
Browser (Completed 01/16)
Calendar (Completed 02/02)
Downloads (01/31)
Calculator (02/01)
Gallery (Completed 01/17)
Googgle Voice
DropBox Completed 02/05)
Google Plus
Aromasize it! With multiple themeing options.

Special Welcome to dan_joegibbsfan the Newest Member of Average Joes!!!

Special Thanx:
SamCrow - Original Theme that DarkHorse was based upon
Ben Flemming for some icons he created years ago we still use
StrongSteve - For many hours helping gunthermic learn some new tricks in TouchWiz
Didact74 for converting AOSP/Clock Mod to JB 4.1/4.1.2!!! awesome work!!
ocbooger for countless hours of beta testing
trapv for teaching gunthermic his start to his amazing Inverted Apps
Ct_tec313 for many countless testing, reflashing ROM/ ensure compliance on Android 4.1.1/4.1.2/4.2/4.2.1
B-Boy for inverted Dropbox

The is many, many more... If you feel we haven't thanked you, please pm myself or jonathanphx1.. We give credit where credit is due,and don't kang/steal others.. So if we forgot please let us know.

We don't want any drama in here.We love critque and praise, but if you have nothing good to say, please move along. If not, we shall just report it to Moderators. Lets make this thread fun...

If your a modder and you want to mod our work, we will gladly post it in OP #3 for all to enjoy.


Uninstall Updates to Nova, Music,Talk, GMail if updated.....Recommend a Clean Install/Flash

DarkHorse Rises v2.0 *** (5x6 Launcher Option)

DarkHorse Rises v2.0 *** (Stock Option)

Older Versions:

DarkHorse Rises v1.3.1 *** (5x6 Launcher Option)

DarkHorse Rises v1.3.1 *** (Stock Option)

DarkHorse Rises v1.3 *** (5x6 Launcher Option)

DarkHorse Rises v1.3 *** (Stock Launcher Option)

DarkHorse Rises v1.2 *** (5x6 Launcher Option)

DarkHorse Rises v1.2 *** (Stock Launcher Option)

DarkHorse Rises v1.2 Patch Only Requires Full theme first

DarkHorse Rises v1.1 *** (5x6 Launcher Option)

DarkHorse Rises v1.1 *** (Stock Launcher Option)

DarkHorse Rises v1.0 **** (5x6 Launcher Option)

DarkHorse Rises v1.0 *** (Stock Launcher Option)

Mods/Addons: (Updated 01/21/2013)
Posted here

How to Flash:
1. Dowload you launcher option you have running. Stock or 5X6 launcher option only at this time.
2. Flash in recovery.TWRP or CWM
3. Reboot and Enjoy.

If you experiance some issues, here some genral guidelines to follow
1. Reboot into recovery and wipe dalvik/cache (not factory rest!!!)
2. Reboot.
3. If still having problems, try flashing theme once again.
4. If you attempt to mismatch themes,or other mods from other sources.. well guess what may not work.. And we cant support it as we wont know what the problem is.

Always, Always NANDROID!!! You don't, well learn what it is to Flash a ROM once again!
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15th January 2013, 10:32 PM |#2  
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DarkHorse Rises Screenshots

Below are some closer screenshots of this beast. As it sits now this thing is over 280mb by far the biggest DarkHorse theme that we have done. The great thing about Average Joes is that we compliment each others strengths and weakness' very nicely. This is the first theme in about 18 months that we have done together as we have had different phones and family commitments that have prevented us from getting together on a project. Below are some screenshots of this theme.


On a more serious note, one of the ugly realities that (I) we have be dealing with for years is the kanging of this theme and not giving credit. With this being said if this continues to be a problem I will have no choice but to pull the theme permanently. I feel it is not fair that we should have to devote what spare time we do have to deal with all the drama and police our work which we could be spending with either our families or on further development. If you are planning on putting out a theme for a particular ROM and want to use part of DarkHorse in it please ask permission to do so before it is posted. In this build I have created a lot of original png's (which does happen when you jump OS's or manufactures.) Gunthemic and myself started working together on the HTC Thunderolt and this theme made its way to the GS3. Please do not be upset or offended if permission is not immediately granted as I feel that the reward for doing original work is having something truly original to show for it

Included with v 1.3 Didact74's custom Battery Mods that Gun and myself have been able to fully integrate into DarkHorse Rises !!!! Many thanks to Didact74 for making this mod as it adds more options to an already awesome phone. Version 1.3 brings themed AOSP Lockscreen

Touchwiz Launcher

Softkey Theming see post #3 to enable

The first of its kind inverted Touchwiz Calender and Calender Widgets (Courtesy of StrongSteve, Gun, and myself)

Themed Movie Player

Notification Drop Down/Settings


Music Player


Custom Settings to chose for style of lockscreen, postion of clock.

Pattern Lockscreen

Android AOSP Jelly Bean Keyboard with integrated Swype



Holo Launcher




Inverted Dropbox thanks to B-Boy themed the only way I know how

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Yea buddy!

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This should be good, these guys are very good at what they do!
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I'm happy to see your work again. I'm sad people are kanging it. I know your work when I see it.

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15th January 2013, 11:51 PM |#7  
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Can't wait!

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I'm glad you decided to post... you do great work and hopefully people appreciate it. Flashing soon...

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Any pics?
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I've been using this rom or a version of it since the thunderbolt. I'm glad to see it is coming back.

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16th January 2013, 12:46 AM |#11  
Originally Posted by imjehh

Any pics?

yes over coming days.. Jon and I are finishing some awesome stuff up...Been awhile since Jon and I actually worked on same phone... he calls me anal, for all the detail I want.. lol
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